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Vital Statistics: Marriage Detail [United States], 1979

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Vital Statistics: Marriage Detail [United States] Series
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Language
English
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; marriage; marriage ceremonies; marriage rates; remarriage; spouses; vital statistics
Description
  • Abstract

    This file contains demographic data for marriages occurring in the United States during the 1979 calendar year. The data were taken from marriage certificates registered with the vital statistics offices of 42 states and the District of Columbia. The certificates for each state were chosen at one of five sampling rates (5 percent, 10 percent, 20 percent, 50 percent, or 100 percent), depending on the total number of marriages performed in the state during the year. Each record includes a weight factor based on the sampling fraction of the reporting state. The demographic data collected includes age, race, previous marital status, number of this marriage, education, and natality of both the bride and groom. Information about the marriage ceremony itself includes date, day of the week, and type of ceremony.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Marriage certificates for marriages occurring in 1979 from the vital statistics offices in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Sampling
The certificates for each state were chosen at one of five sampling rates (5 percent, 10 percent, 20 percent, 50 percent, or 100 percent), depending on the total number of marriages performed in the state during 1979.
Collection Mode
  • Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8113 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • England, Paula, McClintock, Elizabeth Aura. The gendered double standard of aging in US marriage markets. Population and Development Review.35, (4), 797-816.2009.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1728-4457.2009.00309.x (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1984): Vital Statistics: Marriage Detail [United States], 1979. Version 1. Vital Statistics: Marriage Detail [United States] Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08113.v1